Feb 29: Lisa Hajjar "Gaza Is a Crime Scene"

This Politics Department "Civic Discourse and Engagement" event is co-sponsored by the Sociology Department and Center for the Middle East and North Africa (CMENA).

February 13, 2024


Thursday, February 29

2:00 - 3:20 PM

Humanities 1, 210

Event Description

Lisa Hajjar will discuss Israel's current war on Gaza through the lens of international law. She will address how the unprecedented violence and human toll constitutes war crimes and crimes against humanity, and, as the International Court of Justice recently decided, plausible genocide. 


Lisa Hajjar is a professor and chair of the Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, co-chair of the editorial committee of Middle East Report and a founding co-editor of the online magazine, Jadaliyya. Among other publications, she recently authored The War in Court: Inside the Long Fight Against Torture, published by the University of California Press in 2022.